Press Release Summary:
Compact 2Â½ in., 4.2 lb threaded gate valve features durable aluminum body that is powder-coated for corrosion resistance. It includes nonrising stem with crank handle which takes less then 9 full turns to open or close, minimizing hydrant main damage and controlling water hammer.
Original Press Release:
Kochek Introduces Lightweight Hydrant Gate Valve
Putnam, Connecticut, February 8, 2009 - Kochek Co. has introduced a new compact, lightweight 2 ½ inch threaded gate valve. The durable aluminum body is powder coated for corrosion resistance and weighs only 4.2 lbs. The non-rising stem with crank handle takes less then nine full turns to open or close making it an excellent shutoff valve to reduce hydrant main damage and control water hammer. The compact valve is ideal for all fire and industrial applications.
For more than 20 years Kochek Company has manufactured the highest quality American-made specialty fire equipment for today's fire industry. Based in Putnam, Connecticut, Kochek is the nation's largest manufacturer of PVC light-weight suction hose and a wide variety of strainers, dry hydrants, elbows, adapters, caps, plugs, and valves. For more information, contact Kochek at 800-420-4673 or visit the company Web site at www.kochek.com